Tung Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Sociology) from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of:
- Chinese-Canadian Museum Society of BC’s Board of Directors.
- Canadian Red Cross’ B.C. and Yukon Provincial Advisory Committee.
- BC Community Care and Community Living Appeal Board.
- The Fairchild TV Program Advisory Committee.
Before he retired from active employment, Mr. Chan was a District VP of TD Canada Trust, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Chair of the Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Honourary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy.
Mr. Chan emigrated from Hong Kong to Vancouver in 1974 and four years later started his 28-year career at the TD Bank. Mr. Chan has served as a City of Vancouver Councilor and on numerous boards, including, amongst many others, the Vancouver Foundation, the Rick Hansen Institute, the B.C. Premier’s Chinese Community Advisory Committee, the United Way of the Lower Mainland, and the Richmond Public Library. He is a frequent commentator in the media on social, multicultural, and immigration-related issues. In 2002 and 2012, Mr. Chan was awarded the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals to recognize his contribution to the community. In 2013 Mr. Chan was awarded an Honourary Doctor of Law degree by University Canada West. In 2014, Mr. Chan was awarded the Order of B.C. to recognize his leadership in the community.